Lynn’s room is named after a giraffe who was, for many years, the guardian of our herd of Rothschild’s Giraffes. She was born in 1996 and was blessed with five calves while here at the sanctuary. She was kind, solid and reliable. Lynn, who sadly died in 2015, was named after Lynn Sherr, the award-winning news correspondent for the ABC news programme 20/20, who is also an avid admirer of giraffes and has often stayed at the Manor. Sherr’s book, “Tall Blondes”, illustrates her love and knowledge of the animals and, in our view, is the definitive work on giraffe.
The room of the same name is located on the top floor of the Main Manor and, back when the residence was built in 1932, it would have served as the room for a nanny, child or visiting guest. The bedroom itself is relatively small at 15 square-metres with a beautiful, four-poster king-sized bed dominating the space. The en-suite bathroom is a spacious 10 square-metres and is equipped with a large shower and double sinks. It is important to note that Lynn’s room is situated directly above the manor kitchen so, whilst the chef and his team are always careful to prepare meals as quietly as possible, it is possible that both the sounds and smells of the daily cooking routine are discernible from Lynn’s room. The compact size of the bedroom, its proximity to the kitchen and the fact that the giraffes rarely visit Lynn are reasons why it is sold at the lowest price point of the complement of Giraffe Manor, rooms. Though the room is as beautifully-appointed as the others and perfectly comfortable, we do prefer to make these attributes known in advance in the spirit of transparency and disclosure. Lynn is best reserved for guests who are staying at Giraffe Manor, for only one night and who are not in need of the largest or quietest accommodations.